~ North Iowa,
600 South Pierce Avenue,
Mason City, Iowa.
|The Workforce Development
Partnership is offering career planning workshops and
services each month. There is no fee, pre-registration
is required. For more information on any of our
workshops, please call 641 422-1521, you'll be glad you
|JOB FAIRS at IowaWORKS
WS Live Information Sessions
Thursday, November 7 ~ 3:15 to 4:15 PM or
Tuesday, November 19 ~ 10:00 to 11:00 AM
For more information see the
WS Live flyer or check out their website at
Wednesday, November 13 ~ 11:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
TruStile is recruting for production
and maintenance positions for their Northwood facility.
For more information see the
|NEW Building On Your First
Nov 21, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6 ~ 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Dec 5, Jan 20 or Feb 17 ~ 1:00 - 3:00 PM
This class is designed to take your basic resume from
the IowaJobs website (www.iowajobs.org) or a completed
resume worksheet to create a more professional resume on
a Word template document. If you have very limited
computer skills, attendance at The Amazing Computer
workshop is a pre-requisite. Please complete a
resume worksheet prior to class or bring a copy of your
basic resume from the IowaJobs website. Bring a
flash/thumb drive so you can save your new resume!
Nov 4, Nov 20 ~ 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Nov 15 ! 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Do you wish you could type faster or not have to look at
the keyboard? This class is for you! This
self-paced workshop offers typing tutoring and provides
the user with typing practice. Attendees will
progress through units designed to help beginners with
the basics as well as help professionals improve their
speed and accuracy.
|NEW Second Chances – Coming in
This 3 day workshop helps job seekers who struggle with
a less-than-perfect past learn how to effectively job
search, write personal statements to address criminal
convictions, prioritize goals, and answer difficult
questions on applications and during interviews.
Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 6, Jan 27, Feb 10 or Feb 24:
Latest and hottest job opportunities, networking with
fellow job seekers, facilitated by an Employment
Training Specialist and an occasional guest employer are
what you can expect from this 1 hour open roundtable
class. Learn from a multitude of sources to help with
your job searches.
Applications ~ Paper and Online
Nov 1 or Dec 6: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
During this interactive workshop participants will
discuss steps and tips for completing effective paper
and online applications. Topics include
having a master application, pre-application research,
developing references, addressing challenging questions,
etc. Group will also view an online application(s)
while reviewing common questions about completing.
|Six Step Overview ~ RES
Each Monday and Wednesday of the month:
1:00 to 4:00 PM
This workshop provides an overview of the services
IowaWorks provides and the Six Step Curriculum.
Preregistration is required.
|Step 1 ~ Maintaining a
Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11 or March 11:
9:30 to 11:30 AM
Strategies to maintain a positive mental attitude during
periods of dramatic change. Identify Externally Imposed
versus Self-Directed change and the responsibility to
choose our response. (2 hour session)
|Step 2 ~ Designing Your Future
Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11 or March 11:
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Discussion on Job Myths vs. Beliefs. Learning to plan,
recognize and cultivate your uniqueness. (2 hour
|Step 3 ~ What’s Hot?
Nov 6: 12:30 to 2:30 PM
Dec 11, Jan 15, Feb 12 or March 12: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Review ihaveaplaniowa.gov. Review the generated
occupation list. Explore careeronestop.org and browse
job information. Be up-to-date on industry trends. (2
|Step 4 ~ Creating a Great
Nov 6, Nov 21, Dec 19: 9:00 to 11:30 AM or
Dec 11: 12:30 to 3:00 PM
Identifying your strengths, learning self promotion and
how to quantify your accomplishments. Selecting the
resume that is right for you. Chronological vs.
Functional Resumes. (2 hour session)
|Step 5 ~ Top 5 Most Effective
Job Search Strategies
Nov 7, Dec 12: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Top 5 Most Effective Job Search Strategies. Effective
vs. non-effective. Using your strengths/preferences to
target organizations. Internet research, networking,
social networking sites. Top 10 Jobs. (2 hour session)
|Step 6 ~ Interviewing &
Negotiating Tips to Land the Job
Nov 7, Dec 12: 12:30 to 3:00 PM or
Nov 18, Dec 20: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Preparing for the interview. Researching the company.
Discuss the importance of practicing and/or using
Interview Stream. What to bring to an interview. Setting
goals for the interview. (2 hour session)
|Introduction to WIA (Workforce
Nov 4: 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Nov 21, Dec
19: 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Dec 2: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
During this information
session we will review the various services provided by
the Workforce Investment Act program, discuss
eligibility criteria, and the steps to request
individual services. Facilitator will outline the
progression of services (core services, intensive
services, training services) available through WIA.
Attending this orientation is required for all
interested in possibly accessing WIA services.
|Interview Stream – Give
Yourself a Competitive Edge:
Interviewed lately??? Want to be more prepared and
confident in communicating your skills and experiences
to a potential employer? Interview Stream is a
web-based video interview tool that gives participants
an opportunity to practice most common and industry
specific interview questions. Individuals may
review their recorded interview(s) and send interview to
an IowaWORKS team member for feedback. Online
interview tutorial also available. Contact our
Skills Team to schedule an appointment, 641 422-1521.
|El taller de Servicios de Re-Empleo
tiene como finalidad enseñar a las personas a aprender a
crear un Curriculum(Resume), Carta de Covertura (Cover
Letter), Referencias(References) de acuerdo con la
cultura Norteamericana, Evaluacion de Carrera,
Entrenamiento sobre Recursos (Training Resources),
Preparacion para entrevista de Trabajo, Busqueda de
Trabajo, Llenar Applicaciones de Trabajo, Consejos para
tener Exito. Ya que más información se ponen en contacto
con Luis en 641 422-1508.
For more information on class times
and locations, please call 641 422-1521.
When scheduling for any of our
computer workshops, please verify the class location.
|The Amazing Computer
Nov 4, Nov 25, Dec 4, Dec 12, Dec 30,
Jan 8, Feb 3, Feb 20: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
This four hour workshop is for those with little or no
computer experience and is an excellent introduction for
the true beginner.
Bring a flash/thumb drive to class.
|Career Ready 101
Internet-based training program designed to help you
prepare for the Nation Career Readiness Certificate
(NCRC) of for continuous personal growth. See any
IowaWORKS representative to set up an account for this
self-paced training progarm that is accessible from anyh
computer with Internet access.
|National Career Readiness
Certificate Testing (NCRC)
Each day employers receive stacks of applications for
only a handful of positions. With the National
Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, you can
prove you're the most skilled for the job. The
Certification is the work-related credential.
Whether you're looking for a job or wanting to enhance
your diploma or resume, the Certificate provides proof
of your job skills that you can use with employers
NCRC is a series of 3
Internet-based assessments. No phones, backpacks,
electronic devices or personal calculators will be
permitted. Proctor provides calculator, pencil,
paper and earplugs if needed.
For more information and to
schedule your assessment, please call our skills team at
Click here for a list of local employers who support
|GED and Adult Basic Education
Classes are held:
Monday: - Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Watch this page for any changes to
our on-site GED classes. Contact the instructors
in person or by telephone during class times at 641
422-1523 or NIACC Adult Literacy at 641 422-4266 for
|IowaWorks ~ North Iowa has a
skills development area available year-round.
Our hours of service will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 P.M.
and Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Staff is available to direct
customers to computer software, publications and
Internet sites that can help you research careers,
schools, communities and obtain information regarding
current workforce trends.